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Bisate Lodge, Wilderness Safari, Rwanda

12 hot hotel openings for 2018

This year, a new crop of ahead-of-the-curve hotels are pushing boundaries and setting new standards in experiential travel. From a game-changing wildlife sanctuary perched above a Cambodian river valley to […]

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Our stay of the week – The Hoxton, Amsterdam

Our stay of the week – The Hoxton, Amsterdam

The Hoxton, Amsterdam is the Hoxton hotel group’s achingly-hip Netherlands outpost. The property was originally five separate canal houses – one of which was home to the city’s mayor in the […]

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Destinations, Hotels

Hotel review: Hotel La Semilla, Playa del Carmen

Hotel review: Hotel La Semilla, Playa del Carmen

Driving around the buzzing Mexican beach town of Playa del Carmen is quite a challenge when it’s pitch black outside, you’re wiped out from 17 hours travelling and you haven’t driven a […]

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Image: Hannah's Bed and Breakfast

11 of the UK’s most romantic hotels

Lovebirds, rejoice: with so many hotels offering up mounds of comfort and sophisticated seclusion, you’ll be spoiled for choice on your next romantic break. Whether you’re after secret gardens, bold views or a […]

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Our stay of the week – The Principal Madrid

Our stay of the week – The Principal Madrid

Sublime design meets postcard-perfect views at The Principal Madrid. Strategically located in the capital’s centre, ten minutes from the nearest railway station and within walking distance of two vibrant neighbourhoods (the hip Las […]

by × February 2, 2016 × 1 comment

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Photograph: Milton Gan Photography

Our stay of the week – Town Hall Hotel and Apartments, London

If there is anything London lacks, it certainly isn’t the opportunity to impress a discerning, décor-adoring guest – and with no need for any bells and whistles, the Mad Men-sleek and minimalist-chic […]

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Our stay of the week – Villa Nicola, Amsterdam

Our stay of the week – Villa Nicola, Amsterdam

Proof that Amsterdam is currently one of the hippest cities in Europe, Villa Nicola’s fusion of mid-century modern and avant-garde flair feels bang up to date. This early 20th century townhouse […]

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Our stay of the week – Thompson Miami Beach

Our stay of the week – Thompson Miami Beach

Update June 2016 – since this post was first published, the hotel has been purchased by the Hyatt group and though it looks the same, it’s now called The Confidante […]

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Our stay of the week – Casas del XVI, Dominican Republic

Our stay of the week – Casas del XVI, Dominican Republic

Think you know what to expect from the Dominican Republic? Well, you might be a trifle surprised. A small, style-sure wave of boutique openings are offering a fresh perspective on […]

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Hotel review: Hotel Rival, Stockholm

Hotel review: Hotel Rival, Stockholm

Sweden has long since been Scandinavia’s capital of cool. With a tried and tested fashion scene (hello H&M), a smart design sensibility (thank you IKEA) and a culture of digital […]

by × August 1, 2015 × 0 comments